New Forum Member: Inquiring About Lake Skinner

ZEEKCO

Newbie
Aug 18, 2019
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ZEEK
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ZEEK
Good afternoon! My name is ZEEK. My apologies in advance if I’m in the wrong section as a new member who’s simply trying to introduce myself here. I am a husband and father of 2 young children. My son would love to go fishing for his birthday next month so we are considering renting a pontoon boat at Lake Skinner to fish for bluegill, striped bass, and catfish. I would like to know if there is any particular area of the lake that we should concentrate on and any bait tips as well?

I’m simply trying to catch a few fish with my son before my pacemaker is installed following our trip. Any advise on the lake or fishing guides for Lake Skinner are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
 

Jkastrow

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Aug 7, 2016
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Jesse
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Pending
It’s a very small lake compared to Diamond Valley and Lake Perris. It’s very easy to cover ground and find blue gill. I’d call the marina and they can give you exact spots for bluegill. Striper bite is picking up there and the large mouth bass have been hitting the top water baits.
 
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msweetman1

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Feb 22, 2012
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Mike
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For the stripers, go to the inlet and buoy area and bait and wait with sardines and chicken livers. Stripers should start getting active next month and be chasing the shad hopefully.
 

sealskinner

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Apr 24, 2005
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If your kids are under 7. I'd concentrate on the tules and bluegill. If you can find crickets, the bluegills can't stay away. If not, use mealworms. If you find one. You've probably found 100.
 
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karlow

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Apr 29, 2004
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karl
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Skinner is a strange lake, the Stripers their are in love with chicken liver! Give the buoy line a shot. Try both fly line and the Carolina rig their. If they are biting you will see other catching them their.
 

upsman

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Aug 29, 2012
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corona/ca/usa
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al t
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Chicken liver , the fresh one you but at the store and light line 4lb test. Tie up at the inlet , but don't let the ranger see you !
 

cow man

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Aug 29, 2012
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Used to live there, stripper fishing was a blast. Look for the birds diving on the shad , haul ass over here and throw swim baits on em .. lots of fun.